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Southern Heartland to celebrate 15 years on the square
Southern Heartland

COVINGTON, Ga. - Southern Heartland Arts, Inc. Gallery & Visual Art Center will celebrate 15 years as an anchor on Covington's historic square in conjunction with the 17th annual Southern Heartland Art Festival, an event held by the local art guild each fall at Salem Campground, attracting artisans from throughout the Southeast. 

SHA now hosts an Invitational show, Artful Harvest, sponsored by United Bank, each September. This show commemorates past festivals and celebrates visual art in categories of 2D, 3D, and Photography, followed by our annual “Georgia Grown Artists’ Gala” in October, and our Christmas Market held November and December with original arts and local crafts by SHA guild members.

Art for Artful Harvest will be accepted from noon to 8 p.m. in Classroom 1 of the Gallery, 1132 Monticello St., Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Applications for this show are available at the gallery and on line at

The opening reception of Artful Harvest will be held in conjunction with SHA’s 15th Birthday Celebration to be held Thursday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. An awards presentation will take place at 6 p.m. followed by light refreshments. This birthday celebration is open to the public, and the Artful Harvest exhibit will be open for viewing from Sept. 6 through 28.